Rate of Reinforcement

Rate of Reinforcement can be expressed in terms of Cookies Per Minute (CPM).

How many cookies delivered over time has a great impact on dog training.

Traditional positive training says you should shoot for 15-30 CPM for learning and heavy distractions.

Rate of reinforcement should strategically be used to teach and leverage and reinforce good behavior.

Tons of Cookies while it’s going well, not so many or no cookies when it’s not is an unmistakeable way to teach your dog right from wrong. Rate of reinforcement also is a key to contrasting fun with boring.